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  • #2
    It's a real shame. I often look at his website.

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    • #3
      There's still plenty of relevant data on Zaph's site, most of the drivers in his tests are still available. I always wonderd how well his sales are of the ZA14 driver, I've rarely seen DIY projects online using it, which is a shame since it is actually a very nice driver.
      "I just use off the shelf textbook filters designed for a resistor of 8 ohms with
      exactly a Fc 3K for both drivers, anybody can do it." -Xmax

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dcibel View Post
        I always wonderd how well his sales are of the ZA14 driver, I've rarely seen DIY projects online using it, which is a shame since it is actually a very nice driver.
        He told me they are doing really well. The madisound kits sell well and Dennis Murphy is using them now in his little monitor. Seems like I just seen someone else start using them recently (commercially) but can't recall. I've got a dipole concept using them just waiting for me to build when I get finished with house remodel stuff. And when I get through finalizing a waveguide design for the SB26 I'll for sure be doing a small monitor with them. IF you don't need deep bass, and IF you aren't crossing very high, I think they sounded best when I compared them to SB paper and poly, Scan Disco, Dayton Ref paper, and Peerless Nomex.
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        • #5
          5 years! Gosh I knew it had been a while but wow didnt realize it had been that long. I also still go to his site! Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk
          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm2...oSKdB448TTVEnQ

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          • #6
            I think I learned more from John's site and his excellently documented designs than anywhere else. So thanks John! His explanation of ladder delay networks in his ZD5 build is still the most informative one I've found.
            "Everything is nothing without a high sound quality." (Sure Electronics)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cooper View Post
              Hard to believe it’s been over 5 years since Zaph’s last post. Hope he’s doing well.
              This should help.

               

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              • #8
                Why is it he no longer posts here?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ernperkins View Post
                  I think I learned more from John's site and his excellently documented designs than anywhere else. So thanks John! His explanation of ladder delay networks in his ZD5 build is still the most informative one I've found.

                  and the one design I spent the most time, trying to figure out...

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                  • #10
                    Great site! I have always wanted to build his Seas waveguide design. I also loved his obsession
                    with distortion or the lack there of it.
                    Guess xmax's age.

                    My guess: 15. His grammar is passable. His trolling is good.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Waboo View Post
                      Why is it he no longer posts here?
                      Got a life to live, I imagine. He was developing a cult-like status, that maybe he wasn't comfortable with. Especially on other forums, where they say his name with hushed messianic tones. Kind of like what happened with NwWavGuy (except that guy was a con artist IMO). Who wants to deal with all that? It's just speakers.

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                      • #12
                        Forum rules do not forbid having a life.

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                        • #13
                          His blog showed he was (seriously) cycling, which he may have found to be an even more efficient way to spend his disposable income (have you see what some of THAT stuff sells for?).

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                          • #14
                            I think he had a baby too? (THAT even slowed Ben down for a while - Not everywhere, but here on TT it did !)

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                            • #15
                              One major thing I learn from Zaph's site is that data never lies. Learned the same thing from Jeff, Charlie, and countless guys on this forum. Lip service without data is meaningless, and lately, there has been so much crap posted without backing data.
                              Some people are addicted to Vicodin. I'm addicted to speaker building.

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